If you have begun to hurt your knees or wrists, Do not miss a long time without consulting a specialist.

It is vital in these cases the prevention and treatment early.


This is because wear joints can lead to arthritis or osteoarthritis they generate a lot of pain and disturbance to the sufferer.

Nothing better to take a look to learn more about this condition.

What can cause wear on the joints?

Are many reasons why a person begins to suffer problems in their joints.

The most common are:

Age

Years produce wear and the longer you go, the harder it is to cure or eradicate the disease, because the damage is chronic.

The genetic

According to some studies, women suffering from osteoarthritis in hands may have inherited a gene that triggers this problem.

About 10% of the cases presented have a family history.

The overweight

Obesity damages the joints in areas such as knees and hips, because the entire body weight rests on the lower extremities.

overloading

Carrying heavy bags or boxes for a long time, always carrying bags on the same side of the body and similar customs produce a joint "work" more than the other.

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The profession

According to the job you have, you can more easily develop osteoarthritis or arthritis over time.

The lesions

Any injury or accident in a joint leads to more prone to wear, because recovery is usually never 100%.

Humidity

It may be for the climate of the city where either live or by the site where he works. It also influences whether spends many hours in contact with water.

feeding

It is closely related to arthritis and osteoarthritis. Foods that produce too much uric acid form crystals degenerating soft tissue joint, and then bones.

What are the most common symptoms of joint wear?

Pay close attention to these because they are the ones to determine if you can be suffering from joint problems:

  • Feeling of stiffness upon rising or inflexibility to want to move or lift an object off the ground.
  • Joint pain on a timely and regular site. This means that if it always hurts in the same area, may be due to a bad move either to greater ailment.
  • General weakness, that is, if you feel tired most of the day.
  • Violent pains in the bones (as if will break), sharp or sharp muscles (such as electric shock) or change places very quickly.

These may be aggravated room temperature with moisture, heat from lying down, with go outside in winter, etc.

  • reddened joints, causing pain at the slightest touch. "Purplish spots" can also occur in specific places.
  • excessive sweating at night, foul smelling. Fever.

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What to do in case of wear and tear on the joints?

These tips will serve to treat or alleviate the pain generated by joint wear but, in turn, to have a better quality of life:

  • Move your legs before getting up, for example, when getting out of bed, that the body weight does not fall suddenly on his knees.

After sitting for a long time (whether working, traveling, watching a movie, etc.), move the legs several times before getting up.

  • Take breaks every day: In the middle of the workday, or any activity being performed, it is advisable to unwind between 5 and 10 minutes, especially if a lot of standing or sitting.
  • Appropriate footwear: You must have a good hold, the foot can not move or have to make an effort to not leave.

Preferable are closed shoes and knee problem is better than the sole is flat (no heel). Check that it is in perfect condition and has not spent more on one side than the other.

  • Stretch your legs when seated, every time you can and as long as space permits. So that the head exerts less pressure on the femur.
  • Care when loading weight. If you have a job that requires heavy lifting or if you carry many bags when you go to the market, try to match the weight and, if possible, not take everything at the same time (preferable to make more trips).

By taking something off the ground, stooping to "squat" and not bending.

  • Up and down stairs: The movement should be slow, leaning on the railings and a step at a time.

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How to treat joint wear with food?

In addition to respecting the above recommendations, it is good to follow a healthy diet in line with this problem.

For that:

  • Drink a lot of water, to stay hydrated and the joint fluid is in perspective.
  • Consume the corresponding amount of vitamins.

For example, Vitamin C helps form collagen, bone matrix and cartilage, vitamin A works in tissue regeneration, vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, two elements preventing osteoporosis and other bone problems.

  • Eat some foods containing mucopolysaccharides, such as pork or beef, to strengthen and restore the joints. Nor is it advisable to eat them too much because they also bring a lot of fat and cholesterol.

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